As the Asian population grows in Elmhurst, developers in nearby Flushing have begun to cater to the neighborhood’s burgeoning Chinatown along Broadway. Right next to Queens Place Mall at 88-08 Justice Avenue, one builder has filed plans for a 20-story apartment building with community space on the lower floors.
The 197-unit development will rise on a parking lot on the corner of Justice Avenue and 55th Avenue, a block north of Queens Boulevard and the Grand Ave-Newtown M/R stop. It will have 161,039 square feet of residential space, which works out to an average apartment of 817 square feet. They could be rentals or condos, as smaller condos are fairly common in the city’s Chinese neighborhoods.
The ground floor will have a lobby, bike parking, and a school, topped by three floors of medical offices. The medical facilities and school will occupy about 110,547 square feet of community facility space, or roughly 40% of the building’s 271,000 square feet. Apartments will begin on the fifth floor, which will have a shared terrace, and continue all the way up to the 19th floor.
There will be a subterranean parking garage with 259 spaces and a 46-car parking lot above ground.
Flushing-based Justice Avenue Tower LLC is listed as the developer, and Jon K Yung of My Architect PC, also headquartered in Flushing, is the architect of record.
The property is quite large at 47,632 square feet, and its generous C4-2 zoning offers a huge floor area bonus for including community space. It last sold for $26,500,000 in November of 2014, the Queens Courier reported at the time.